2006 proved to be another fantastic year in sailing, with the Medal Races spicing up life in the Olympic Classes, the new RS:X board on the scene, records tumbling, the Volvo Ocean Race in full flow and match racing spreading right around the world. Relive the highlights of the year in the ISAF Year in Pictures.
For more on the events of 2006, take a look at the ISAF Year In Review.
Nine years ago the Extreme Sailing Series took high performance racing to the crowds and changed the sailing world. With the short courses and fast action, the series influenced some of the biggest events in sailing. Now in its 10th year the ESS ups the ante once more as the fleet takes to hydrofoils on brand new boats.